• About Hellyer

    Former NorCal resident now residing in Madison,Wisconsin. I race cross, but I'm named after a velodrome. Support your local bike shop, NorCal race promoters, and go learn to race on a track. Hellyer Velodrome - http://www.ridethetrack.com


    Sara Clafferty: The New “Baltimore Bullet”

    by  • September 12, 2013 • interviews

    Clafferty and Van Houweling Thrust and Parry on the Uphill Sprint

      Sara Clafferty moved to the bay area with dreams of racing professionally one day.  She found a spot on the Pinnacle p/b Argon 18 women’s team and rode her early season in support of Amy Thornquist.  After logging some big miles at NRC races like the Nature Valley Grand Prix, Speed Week, and...

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    Team Recruiting: Audi Cycling SF

    by  • September 8, 2013 • teams

    Bring your fast. As the 2013 season comes to a close, and 2014 looms, Audi Cycling p/b Kryki Sports is planning for long term growth in the bay area. To that end, we’re looking to grow the 18 – 30 age group across all categories, disciplines, and genders. While headquartered in Seattle, WA, Audi...

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    CX Roster: #GHETOMOTO (Is Born)

    by  • August 30, 2013 • cx

    Although they are all the way over in Sacramento, you may have run across team TBB.cx. A rag-tag cyclocross gang supported by The Bicycle Business. Sporting NorCal’s own Emily Kachorek, and ex-pro roadie turned doctor Peter Knudsen, TBB.cx managed to take the Women A, Men A & Jr. overall Sacramento Cyclocross series titles last...

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    CX Roster: Rock Lobster (The Unstoppable)

    by  • August 30, 2013 • cx

    Rock Lobster Announces Factory Team August 28, 2013 SANTA CRUZ, CA—Lobster World Headquarters— Paul Sadoff emerges from behind his welding mask and exclaims, “I see the tunnel at the end of the light!” That’s right, cross season is a mere two weeks out—just in time for Rock Lobster Cyclocross to proudly announce its 2013...

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    CX Roster: Team Caletti

    by  • August 28, 2013 • cx

    You know these cats are going to have the coolest rigs!  Check out Team Caletti @www.teamcaletti.com. “We are a grass roots cyclocross racing team based in Santa Cruz California. Really it’s bigger than just a race team, it’s more a community of friends, racers, riders, coming together to share good times riding skinny tires...

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    Jakroo Kit Review: #NCCN Kit Unveiling

    by  • August 13, 2013 • review, tech

    My partner in crime, BB, groaned when I informed him I thought we should switch our clothing manufacturer to Jakroo this year. I like to tinker, and being a good partner in crime means BB will often follow my lead when I have suggestions or ideas. BB and I have gone through several manufacturers, which...

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    Hellyer Team Pursuit Program Invades LA

    by  • August 8, 2013 • Velodrome

    The end is nigh track fans.  The Hellyer Team Pursuit Program has landed in LA and they will be looking for gold this year. The 2013 USA Cycling Elite Timed Track Nationals starts on Friday, and NorCal has sent an army of racers to bring us medals, honor and glory. I caught up with the program...

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    Tilting Windmills Part II: Men P/1/2

    by  • August 7, 2013 • race coverage

    CHD wins at Patterson Photo by Alex Chiu

      Patterson Pass is a deceptive course.  Trees are almost completely absent, except for some cottonwoods along the sporadic arroyos and a small copse of Eucalyptus inside the hairpin turn climbing up Flynn Rd.  The vast yellow rolling hills are almost an optical illusion.  If it were not for the spinning windmills covering the...

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